Newton and Leibniz sprint for the calculus. Winning the longest race in scientific history -- more than 2000 years, from the Golden Age of Greece to the end of the seventeenth century in Europe -- Newton and Leibniz arrived at the conclusion that differentiation and integration are inverse processes. Their exciting intellectual discovery, dramatically rerun to reflect the times, ended i
Vincent Van Gogh part 1
Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Groot—Zundert, a small village in the southern Netherlands near the Belgian border. The oldest son of a Protestant minister, young van Gogh was moody, quiet, introverted, but he grew up with a love of nature and the arts. Van Gogh attended school as a young boy, but at the age of sixteen he left home for the Hague to work as an apprentice to an uncle, a dealer at Goupil and Co., an international art firm. Van Gogh subsequently worked for the firm in London and Pa
The Life of Henri Matisse
In this clip learn about Henri Matisse who was a French painter in the 20th century. He was famous for beginning the fauvist movement. This clip explores the life of this contemporary of Picasso with tips from a successful artist and history teacher. (2:16)
What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project. In the video a student gives his perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care, sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography. He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.
Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye: The Science of Materials
Everything around us is made out of some kind of material, and there are many different types--metals, woods, and plastics--and many varieties of each. In the program, Bill Nye shares the history and technology of some of the most common materials we encounter. Many are the building blocks of our homes, buildings, cars, toys, and furniture. Without them, our lives would be significantly different.
Great Inventions - Wheel
Information about the invention of the wheel. The video discusses the history of the wheel and how it has been used throughout history sparking the Industrial revolution.
A seven minute video that offers a biographical view of Arron Burr. Aaron Burr was a colorful character. He was vice president to Thomas Jefferson but was is better known for his duel with Alexander Hamilton and his trial for treason against the United States. There are lots of little known facts presented in this presentation. A very worthwhile video that even takes Burr's history into the separation of powers and executive powers.
Nina Jablonski Breaks the Illusion of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors and pigmentations are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA. Nina Jablonski is author of Skin: A Natural History, a close look at human skin’s many remarkable traits: its colors, its sweatiness, and the fact that we decorate it. Run time 14:46.
This is a video about Aristotle. He is the Greek philosopher and
scientist whose thought determined the course of Western intellectual
history for two millenia. This is Part 2 of 3
Aristotle Part 4
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only
Wolf Rescue at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Amanda travels to Divide, Colorado to learn about reestablishing the
wolf population in the Southwest. She learns about the history of the
wolf and hears the sound of the wolf pack as they bid her good-bye.
The Great American West
Director Reed Smoot's account of frontier settlement. This account is based on excerpts from diaries and letters. This snippet covers a broad and vast portion of American history.
History of Ground Hog's Day
Ever wonder about the history of Groundhog day. Here it is. It is rather interesting, religiously-rooted description with modern music. (Amateur video)
100 - BELLUM HELVETICUM - LOWE BUTLER WALKER
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Is it possible for distant galaxies to be moving away from us faster than the speed of light? And if it is would it be possible for us to see them? Surprisingly the answer to both questions is a resounding YES. How is that possible? How can something travel faster than the speed of light? Today we will try and paint an accurate picture of the Universe based on the Lambda-Cold-Dark-Matter model, which is the best cosmological model today. Once we have painted that picture, the answers to our ques
An Introduction to Christianity as a World Religion
A recorded speech from Dr. David Perrin, of St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Ontario, who explains what Christianity is, its history and its beginnings. It is only recorded on one channel, so it comes out your left speaker only. As well, there is a biography of Dr. Perrin superimposed over his image from 1:37 to 2:37 on the video.
History of Christmas
In a History of the Holidays video, learn about the origins of Christmas. Although many of us only associate the birth of Christ with the holiday, most of us do not realize that many aspects of Christmas come from different winter celebrations. A five minute vidoe that does a good job of explaining why the holiday was celebrated when it is and what it is symbolic of. Excellent data.
July 4, 1776: U.S. Declares Independence
This day in history explains what happened on the Fourth of July in America. Very short video that briefly talks about the more interesting historical events that occured on the Fourth. Best used as an introduction to this day in history type assignments or as a timeline assignments
History of Cinco de Mayo
The video explains the history of Cinco De Mayo. Cinco De Mayo is about a battle that happened May 5 in 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. French soldiers, with better equipment, outnumbered Mexican soldiers but against all odds, were defeated by the Mexican Army, led by Ignacio Zaragoza